About This Discussion:
What does it truly take for a company to thrive in the digital age? It’s much more than just buying and implementing the latest technology. This is one of our favorite subjects to discuss and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author of The Digital Helix, Michael Gale, did not disappoint as we dove deep into this topic.
We explored how companies need to think about innovation (and the first step has nothing to do with technology). We also talked about how innovation doesn’t just help a company do better, it can sometimes even cause a company to entirely pivot. We also discussed generational differences, and what companies need to think about from an innovation perspective as they build their workforce.
About Michael Gale:
If anyone is passionate about digital technologies and their impact on our future, it’s
Michael Gale. As the host of Forbes Insights Futures InFocus podcast, Michael’s experience and passion for digital tech are evident. He engages in conversations with global visionaries and leaders who are thinking about our world 10 years from now, helping us design for it,
and guiding us toward it in a way that allows us to thrive. "The Digital Helix," focuses on giving the insights, frameworks, and stories to identify where an organization is and where it needs to go to with the tools to architect, design, and build the DNA needed for a successful digital transformation.
The Official Episode Breakdown
4:00 - Michael Gale discusses bras? Yes, this is relevant, and we talk about why he decided to do a podcast about it
8:35 - Diving deeper into Michael’s podcast Futures In Focus
12:10 - How can companies learn to focus on the right technology and innovate without innovating strictly for the sake of innovating. Want to buy Michael’s book? Click Here
15:10 - Can technology really transform a company, or what has to happen first for technology to really make a difference?
18:02 - How much are companies losing by buying the wrong technology, and why it’s so important to set the company up to thrive with the new technology.
19:00 - How many companies actually have their processes down that allow them to take advantage of technology
22:20 - Discussing some organizations that took huge pivots because of innovating
23:40 - How should companies treat data, and how high should they prioritize it
25:20 - Stories of how companies can actually transform based on the data they’re collecting
26:40 - The important role of generations and why Gen Xers will soon take over the world (we may have made that last part up)
29:10 - If companies aren’t willing to invest in their workforce how much is it hurting their ability to hire?
31:10 - Did Gen X fail as a generation
33:00 - Are Millennials actually right in their work ethic and how they’re approaching how they accomplish work?
36:20 - When it comes to technology and political races, is technology one of the biggest factors when determining who will win
39:15 - As a society what can we be aware of, and how can we combat the manipulation of data, news, etc
42:20 - Will we become lazy as a society if we’re not seeking out our own data vs sitting back and letting it be fed to us
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